2012 NGO jobs- Regional Programme Manager (CBM), Nairobi Kenya

Regional Programme Manager

Posted: 09 February 2012 Deadline: 29 February 2012
Job type: Contract Salary: TBD
Location: Kenya
Organisation: CBM International

CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world. Based on its Christian values and over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability, and works in partnership to create a society for all. CBM’s vision is: “an inclusive world in which all persons with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential”.

CBM works with persons with disabilities, their families, local partner organisations, alliance partners including UN agencies, global organisations, and Disabled Persons’ Organisations (DPOs).
CBM has been involved from the outset with "VISION 2020: The Right to Sight", a global initiative with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) to eliminate avoidable blindness by the year 2020, and other global initiatives such as the provision of affordable hearing aids, education for all and community mental health.

CBM is also recognised as a collaborating organisation by the World Health Organization (WHO) and has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Together with its partner organisations, CBM is active in 700 projects in 70 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and in 2011, reached more than 23 million people.
CBM’s International Office in Bensheim, Germany, is accepting applications for

Regional Programme Manager

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Contract Duration: 2 years
Contract Start: As soon as possible

Objective: The Regional Programme Manager, who reports to the Regional Director for East Africa, is responsible for the development and implementation of the programme component of the East Africa regional strategy and for ensuring continuity of work during the Regional Director’s absences.

 It is expected that programmatic aspects of the regional strategy and country plans are developed and implemented; an efficient programme planning and monitoring/implementation team is in place, providing quality support to partners; region-wide capacity development strategy for partners is developed and implemented; and the Disability and Inclusive Development plan for the region is implemented.

Main Tasks

  • Provide oversight to the development of country, mandate and partner concepts and plans;
  • Develop and implement regional designated funding strategy;
  • Provide oversight to the monitoring of the implementation of partners’ activities;
  • Initiate and define Terms of Reference for the evaluation of the performance of partners’ activities;
  • Ensure that Teams of Competence and advisory activities needed to implement the country concepts are coordinated;
  • Oversee the implementation of the regional Resource Mobilisation plan through the establishment of priorities and sourcing of capacity development initiatives for partners in the region;
  • Ensure best practice cases / lessons learnt from programmatic work are adequately documented and shared;
  • Oversee the work of Country Coordinators, Chief Operations Officer and Capacity Development Officer (line management);
  • Provide back-up support to the Regional Director in his/her absence in all aspects of the Regional Directors’ responsibilities;
  • Perform ad hoc activities which are either by their nature related to his/her normal duties or evolve from operational requirements (i.e. to be available as a potential member of regional and/or interregional Teams of Competence regarding programmatic matters).

Professional Profile and Requirements

1. Qualifications

  • Academic degree in Business Management, International Development, International Relations or other relevant field;
  • Minimum of five years work experience in the development sector in East Africa with an international organization;
  • Minimum of three years work experience in people management;
  • Knowledge of trends in international development issues and disability & development issues in particular (MDGs, UNCRPD);
  • Sound knowledge of medical and rehabilitation activities and CBR guidelines in an African context;
  • Experience in dealing with a variety of Government ministries, local and international organizations and other partners;
  • Experience in planning, management and evaluation of programme work.

2. Competencies and Skills

  • Good leadership skills;
  • Good people management and inter-personal skills, ability to mentor and coach;
  • Good monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Good co-ordination and (written and verbal) communication skills;
  • Ability to research, analyze data and provide recommendations;
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize work and meet deadlines;
  • Good written and spoken English, knowledge of Kiswahili and Amharic an advantage.

Personal Profile

  • Team builder and team player;
  • Able to motivate people;
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Proactive attitude to challenges;
  • Problem solver;
  • Determination to deliver results on time;
  • Recognize own limitations;
  • Able and willing to travel 30-40% of working days.
CBM is a Christian organisation. The future job holder adheres to CBM beliefs as well as values and commits to CBM’s Child Protection Policy.
CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position.
Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences are invited to submit, via e-mail (max 2MB), a cover letter, CV (max 4 pages), three professional references, salary expectations and availability to recruitment@cbm.org
For more information about CBM, please visit: http://www.cbm.org/.
Application deadline: 29th February 2012


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About Me

10 years experience enhancing donor-funded partner organizations’ capacities in strategic planning, financial, administrative, organizational and programming management. Skilled in donor partner organizational assessments and partner capacity building. A 10 years experience in managing development donor-funded projects in the thematic areas of poverty-reduction, governance and democracy, conflict transformation and integration of Gender, Justice and Peace issues into mainstream programs (HIV/AIDS, Agriculture, Water and Sanitation, Emergency)

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